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ROANE COUNTY, TENNESSEE - COLORED BIBLE RECORDS

WPA Records
20 Pages, Full Name Index, Soft Cover, 8.5"x11", Reprinted 2017, TN-1435, $10.00

 

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Roane County, located on the Tennessee River in east Tennessee, was created in 1801 from Knox County and Indian lands. It was name in honor of Archibald Roane, delegate to the 1796 Constitutional Convention, judge of the Superior Court of Law and Equity, judge of the Supreme Court of Tennessee and governor of Tennessee. The W. P. A. Workers went around the county gathering the Bible Records of the area from both black and whites. This is the material gathered from the black community in the late 1930s.

 

Example

“Bearleson Bible - Bidzo Bearleson b. March 1, 1901 - Nephnie Bearleson b. June 29, 1906 - Bidzo Bearleson b. March 7, 1928 - James A. Bearleson b. Oct. 29, 1832 - Marriages: S. B. Bearleson married Nephmie Taylor Aug. 29, 1927.”

 

Surnames Included in This Publication

ASBURY.

BERLESON, BROWN.

CARTER.

DeARMOND, DEARMOND.

ESKRIDGE.

FALKNER, FAULKNER.

GALAMORE, GILBREATH, GREER.

HICKMAN.

JACKSON.

KEYS.

McKINNIE.

OLINGER.

PARRIS, PHILLIPS, POWELL.

REDMONSON, RODDY, ROSS, RREDMONSON, RYAN.

SHEPHERD, SILER, SMITH, STEGALL, SWAFFORD.

TAYLOR, THOMAS

VANOY.

WESTER, WOODS, WRIGHT.

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